2020 OMPA Annual Showcase: What a night! 
Photo by Flo Barth Photography (IG: @barthflo)

At our Annual Showcase this week, we screened member work, presented awards and celebrated the industry and OMPA's role in it. Comedian Adam Pasi kept it fun. OMPA board members shared how they're leading OMPA into the future. The new brand (including logo and swag!) was revealed and the new website previewed. Thanks to our title sponsor, Comcast, and presenting sponsors Mundo Catering and West Coast Event Productions for supporting such a special night.
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OMPA has a new identity

We have worked to evolve the identity of OMPA including how we look as an organization as well as how we communicate—all in service of the organization’s values (we are professional, we are welcoming, we are supportive). At the same time, we have defined that one of our priorities is to showcase the incredible talent pool and work being produced here in Oregon.  

We aimed to create a logo that would stand for something. As you can see, our new logo allows the work of our members to be showcased through the organization, quite literally. The goal is “Through OMPA, your work will be highlighted and discovered.” 

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New website coming soon!
If you were at Monday's event, then you got to see a small preview of the fabulous new website we're creating. It will include an advocacy center, community calendar, job listings, local industry news, and—of course—a vastly improved directory. We're so excited to share it with you all, we just want it to be as perfect as possible first! We will keep you posted on launch details. Coming soon!
RSVP Now | February OMPA Events

Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 8-10pm | The Growler Guys | Free

Join us with your Southern Oregon Chapter Chair, Courtney Williams, for the official kickoff event for the Southern Oregon chapter of OMPA. We’re hosting a classic Cameras & Cocktails mixer at The Growler Guys after the screening of Atomic Apocalypse at the Varsity Theater. Come hear more about what’s happening at OMPA and Film Southern Oregon—and celebrate your local filmmaking community!

Entry to the event is free. Refreshments are cash bar. Get tickets & info for Atomic Apocalypse here

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Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 5:30-7:30pm | Rain​ | Free–$15

Rain—formerly R2C Group—has invited our community to take over their space OMPA style for an evening! Join us on Tuesday, February 18, for drinks, hor’deurves, and mingling with your fellow creatives. As a bonus, we’ll get an inside peak at the agency’s recent rebranding. 

Admission: Free for OMPA Pro Members; $15 for Basic members and guests
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For over 21 years, our agency has been at the forefront of DTC marketing. As we’ve helped our clients grow and evolve, we’ve grown and evolved, too. So welcome to Rain! Rain links strategy, creative and production with audience targeting, dynamic media buying and advanced analytics to achieve sales and branding goals simultaneously, without compromise. 

Thursday, Feb. 27 | 5:30-7:30pm | PNCA | Free

Remember that time we completely packed the Art Institute of Portland with over 200 post-production artists and 18 studios? Well, we’re doing that again with SIGGRAPH! Join us for a speed networking style event with representatives from local companies specializing in animation, CG, VFX, and stop-motion. We hope to see many returning companies this year. Last event’s attendees included ShadowMachine, Refuge VFX, 9iFX, Hinge, Laundry Service, and The Other House. Register now because this event will fill up fast!

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Portland ACM SIGGRAPH: Portland ACM SIGGRAPH is a volunteer, non-profit resource for area post production professionals and students, hosting events, workshops, and screenings that highlight computer graphics/animation/stop motion and creative tech.  Check out the national SIGGRAPH 2020 conference in Washington DC!

52ltd: 52 Limited is a resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing and engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies.
Member Perk | Employee Store Passes

January 31–February 23
Current Student and Pro members will receive an exclusive pass in their inbox later today. If you become eligible before Feb. 23 and want a pass, let us know.

Dates Coming Soon!
We delivered a roster of current Student and Pro members to adidas yesterday. Those eligible at that time will receive the pass in their inbox once we get it. 

The awards keep coming! LAIKA’s Missing Link won for Visual Effects in an Animated Feature and Animated Character in an Animated Feature at the VES Awards

A round of applause to the Shrill crew members who helped create “the best ‘Shrill’ moment” of season 2—Gabe’s rendition of Moonage Daydream by David Bowie. What a performance! (Photo credit: Allyson Riggs/Hulu)

Congratulations to the many local cast and crew of Phoenix, Oregon for landing a distribution deal with Aspiration Entertainment.

We’re pleased to welcome the new Executive Director of Klamath Film, Kurt Liedtke! We look forward to getting to working with him through our new Southern Oregon Chapter.

Please welcome the newest contributing members of OMPA: Audrey Goldfarb, Tommy Yacoe, Julia O’Reilly, 52 Limited, Erin Galey, Robert Zavada, Jovana Combs, Gary Parks, West Coast Event Productions, Robert Bruce, Whitney Clark, Sean Bowie, Sean McGuire, Rachel Saldivar, Comcast, Karla Contreras, Simone Scarpino, Andrew Todd, Joseph Rogers, Andy Malek, Chris Crowley, Katherine Johnson, Luke Borsten, Keycode Media, and Lisa Greene. Thanks for your support! 
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Thanks for helping us make Oregon a great place for media production professionals!
We see you, #ompamember!

◄ On the Clack at Milo McIver park. Three Sony Venice’s from @lensmonger doing some Netflix location work for “Moxie”
📸 by @bigbrowndoggripco

You can use #ompamember to show us what you're up to behind-the-scenes, tell us about your next screening, or check out what your fellow members are doing.
Project Spotlight | Womxn Directors of Portland

Alicia Rose edited together this reel of works from more than a dozen Portland-based female or female-identifying directors. Check out the series of cinematic narratives, music videos, and documentaries.

Are you a Pro Member who wants to be featured? Send your work to as a Vimeo or YouTube link and a short description for consideration. 

Event Spotlight | McMinnville Short Film Festival

February 21-23 | McMinnville | Free–$85

Enjoy a weekend of short films in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country. This year's lineup features dozens of Oregon-made shorts, including works by OMPA members: Philip A. Anderson, Yue Li, Anna Mendes, Coleman Weimer, Zach Putnam, Sean Parker, Dawn Jones Redstone, Ian Stout, Josh Brine, Cosmo Spada, and Cecilia Brown. Genres cover a wide range from comedy and animation to Native American and Experimental. There's something for everyone—including the price options!

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Jan. 30 (tonight)

PAF Extremely Happy Hour

at Smith & Connors

Details Here


AIGA Portland January 

BIPOC Creative Meetup

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Jan. 31

CreativeMornings Portland: Anjali

Details Here


Portland Global Game Jam 

with PIGSquad at PNCA

Details Here


Feb. 3

MusicPortland First Monday Meetup

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Feb. 4

Bonfire: Making Your Matter in VR

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Out in Tech PDX | Black Excellence:

A Black History Month Celebration

Details Here

Feb. 5

OMPA Cameras & Cocktails

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Portland Freelancers Union SPARK:

Freelance Tax Workshop

Details Here


Feb. 8

Perception: Immersive Video Projections

Details Here


Feb. 12

Animation & Compositing in

After Effects with Softbox Films

Details Here


Feb. 13

Portland Motion Designers &

Animators Meet-up at Softbox Films

Details Here


Feb. 18

OMPA Media Mixer at Rain

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Feb. 27


For Stop Motion & Post Production

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  • Support for Curt Klein: Formerly local Video Assist Curt Klein has been hospitalized with a severe combination of the flu and pneumonia and is currently on life support. There is a Go Fund Me to help his wife and small children through this difficult time if you would like to donate or share it.
  • Current Productions: Download this week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
  • At the Video Store - Director James Westby in attendance: Jan. 30
  • Animated Oscar Nominated Short Films—Hollywood Theatre: Jan. 31
  • Live-Action Oscar Nominated Short Films—Hollywood Theatre: Jan. 31
  • [Bend] 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Jan. 31–Feb. 6
  • [Ashland] 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts: details here
    • Animation & Live Action: Jan. 31
    • Live Action: Jan. 31–Feb. 6
    • Animation: Feb. 1–Feb. 6
    • Documentary: Feb. 7
  • DOSED - local premiere of the award-winning documentary, followed by a panel discussion 
  • Documentary Oscar Nominated Short Films—Hollywood Theatre: Feb. 2
  • Homebrew 2020: A PDX Indie Animation Showcase: Feb. 2
  • Stories from the River—presented in partnership with the Native American Arts Council: Feb. 6
  • Garden of Secrets - screening + discussion: Feb. 12
  • NW Music Video Showcase - Oregon, Washington, & Montana: Feb. 12
  • OMSI Reel Eats–Dirty Dancing: Feb. 14
  • Portland Black Film Festival - Do the Right Thing: Feb. 15
  • *local* The Portland Circuit—April 2020: open now
  • Utah Music Video Awards: January deadline Jan. 31
  • Southern Shorts Awards (Georgia): early entry Jan. 31
  • Discover Film Awards (London, UK): regular deadline Feb. 6
  • The Webby Awards: extended entry deadline Feb. 7
  • Berlin Music Video Awards: regular deadline Feb. 10
  • iTVS Documentary Development Fund: deadline Feb. 14
  • CreARTe Expo Latinx Short Film Awards: regular deadline Feb. 15
  • Los Angeles Film Awards: regular deadline Feb. 17
  • Film Independent Episodic Lab: non-member deadline Feb. 18
  • *new & local* Outdoor Adventure Film Grant from #OregonMade Creative Foundation and Travel Oregon: deadline Feb. 21
  • Digiday Media Awards: early deadline Feb. 21
  • Finish Line Script Competition: early bird deadline Feb. 25
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards: early bird deadline Feb. 29
  • Shore Scripts 2020 Short Film Fund: early deadline Feb. 29
  • *new & local* PDXWIT Diversity Dinner - apply to attend: deadline March 3
  • The Studio NW—Advanced Voice Over with Josh Millman: Feb. 3
  • Adweek webinar—The Benchmarks Defining the Next Digital Decade: Feb. 4
  • The Art of Makeup School—Film, Television, & Stage Makeup: Feb. 17-20
  • Open Signal—Perception Neuron Motion Capture: Feb. 20
  • NW Documentary—DIY 360 Documentary: Feb. 26 - April 1

OMPA is dedicated to strengthening Oregon's media production industry. We can't do this work without the support of our contributing members. Join us today!

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